Review: could Plaquenil cause Myalgia (Muscle aches)?
Summary: Myalgia is found among people who take Plaquenil, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.
We study 14,750 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA and social media. Among them, 231 have Myalgia. Find out below who they are, when they have Myalgia and more.
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Plaquenil has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 15,559 Plaquenil users)
Myalgia (muscle pain) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 73,561 Myalgia patients)
On Apr, 28, 2015: 14,750 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil. Among them, 233 people (1.58%) have Myalgia.
Time on Plaquenil when people have Myalgia * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Myalgia when taking Plaquenil * :
Age of people who have Myalgia when taking Plaquenil * :
Severity of Myalgia when taking Plaquenil ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Myalgia ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (69 people, 29.61%)
- Osteoporosis (24 people, 10.30%)
- Hypertension (24 people, 10.30%)
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (21 people, 9.01%)
- Prophylaxis (21 people, 9.01%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Methotrexate (57 people, 24.46%)
- Lasix (44 people, 18.88%)
- Prednisone (44 people, 18.88%)
- Folic acid (38 people, 16.31%)
- Aspirin (33 people, 14.16%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
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- A study of side effects of Simvastatin for a 59-year old man with Total Cholesterol. The patient has Muscle Pain
- A study of drug interactions between Synthroid, Plaquenil for a 49-year old woman with Hypothyroidism, Autoimmune Disorder. The patient has Hemangioma Of The Liver
- A study of side effects of Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate for a 50-year old woman with Lupus. The patient has Agitation, Diarrhoea, Nausea, Loss Of Hair
- A study of side effects of Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate for a 63-year old woman with Urticaria Chronic. The patient has Shoulder Blade Pain
- A study of drug interactions between Gabapentin, Warfarin Sodium, Losartan, Cellcept, Oxycodone, Morphine Sulfate, Tizanidine Hydrochloride, Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate for a 34-year old woman with Fibromyalgia, Lupus Anticoagulants, Lupus Nephritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. The patient has Stress Urinary Incontinence
Recent Plaquenil related drug comparison:
- Comparions of Plaquenil, Lopressor for a 55-year old woman who has Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
- Comparions of Ibuprofen, Singulair, Omeprazole, Levothyroxine Sodium, Plaquenil for a 54-year old woman who has Autoimmune
- Comparions of Methotrexate, Plaquenil for a 57-year old woman who has Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Comparions of Celebrex, Plaquenil, Sulfasalazine, Methotrexate for a 56-year old man who has Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Comparions of Wellbutrin, Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate for a 66-year old woman who has Polymyalgia Rheumatica
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
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